HeidiCrumbs Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 8:10pm
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I don't know if this is the place to post this since we mostly do frosted cut-outs, but maybe somebody knows what this cookie is.

It's a three colored cookie that was about an inch thick, kind of shaped like a really thick lady finger, and must have had three different colored doughs smushed together so they kind of marbled. However, it was light as air which is what threw me off, almost the consistency of cake but a bit harder. And it had a sweet white glaze covering it.

My friend brought it back from a business trip for me and can't remember what its name is.

TIA!!

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cookieman Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 12:56am
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Originally Posted by HeidiCrumbs

I don't know if this is the place to post this since we mostly do frosted cut-outs, but maybe somebody knows what this cookie is.

It's a three colored cookie that was about an inch thick, kind of shaped like a really thick lady finger, and must have had three different colored doughs smushed together so they kind of marbled. However, it was light as air which is what threw me off, almost the consistency of cake but a bit harder. And it had a sweet white glaze covering it.

My friend brought it back from a business trip for me and can't remember what its name is.

TIA!!




Were they petit fours?

HeidiCrumbs Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 1:35am
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Are petit fours the square chocolate covered cake pieces? If they are then it wasn't that. When I picked it up it was deceivingly light and when I pushid into it it was almost the texture of a marshmallow that had been left out in the air for a day or so. But it was a cookie. Not at all a cookie texture. It was so freaking good! It's killing me that I don't know what it is! And i don't even know what to Google to find out. That's the sad part, lol. Usually I can find anything!

cookieman Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by HeidiCrumbs

Are petit fours the square chocolate covered cake pieces? If they are then it wasn't that. When I picked it up it was deceivingly light and when I pushid into it it was almost the texture of a marshmallow that had been left out in the air for a day or so. But it was a cookie. Not at all a cookie texture. It was so freaking good! It's killing me that I don't know what it is! And i don't even know what to Google to find out. That's the sad part, lol. Usually I can find anything!




Yes, petit fours are the square, icing-covered cake pieces.

Now I'm stumped. I hope someone has the answer!

Honeydukes Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 11:06am
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I've seen those and I think they're either called Venetians, Neopolitans or Italian Christmas Cookies. The ones I've seen most often were red, white and green -- the colors of the Italian flag -- but I've also seen the pink. HTH!

http://wwwbunnysovencom.blogspot.com/2008/10/rainbow-venetian-cookies.html
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/venetian-cookies-2067
http://nightbaking.blogspot.com/2008/12/venetians-or-neapolitans-whatever-7.html

There is also something called a spumoni cookie; it isn't "fluffy." This is more of an icebox / slice and bake cookie.

HeidiCrumbs Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 4:08pm
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Thank you for posting those links Honey, but it wasn't any of those. It defiently wasn't sliced. It was like they took three little balls of dough, pink green and plain, and smushed it into one big ball and then baked it. They marbled together and were really light and fluffy, not like the consistency of a regular cookie. I am completly stumped but I MUST have this recipe!!! Lol!!

7yyrt Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:57pm
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I found this, the picture looks close. but no recipe.
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http://cvillain.com/2007/12/03/the-great-charlottesville-cookie-roundup/

HeidiCrumbs Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:23am
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Thanks 7yyrt. It is looking closer to what it was. I'm off to look up Neopolitan cookies. I know they call for pistachios and these didn't have any nuts, but maybe if I could at least get the batter down I could tweak it later. Thanks!

newmansmom2004 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:46am
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Where was your friend while on the business trip? Maybe it's a regional specialty and can be found doing some searches in that geographic area.

We have a big fluffy looking cookie - similar to the one in the photo - that I've seen in the grocery store in the Mexican food aisle. I can't recall the brand name tho.

FromScratch Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:28am

Are you sure they were cookies? The way you describe the center sounds like a meringue or a pavlova.

SeeChicletRun Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:22am

like these?
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mjballinger Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:34am
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Originally Posted by jkalman

Are you sure they were cookies? The way you describe the center sounds like a meringue or a pavlova.




That's exactly what I was thinking!

manders Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:53am
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Originally Posted by jkalman

Are you sure they were cookies? The way you describe the center sounds like a meringue or a pavlova.





i was thinking meringue cookies as well...good luck finding whatever they are

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 6:59am

Your description of the texture reminded me of a Stella D'Oro cookie called Anginetti. These are not colored, though. Maybe you can buy a pack to taste. My regular grocery sells them, but you might need to go to an Italian market.

Here is a recipe for them (I've never made myself):
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Anginetti/Detail.aspx

If you read the second review down from the recipe, there is more info that may help you.

Please let us know what you find out; they sound delicious!

Here's another recipe on another site:
http://www.recipezaar.com/Anginetti-Italian-Lemon-Drop-Cookies-104852

newmansmom2004 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by SeeChicletRun

like these?
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What's in the cup in the last picture?

SeeChicletRun Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:55pm

no clue, sorry, that is a banner from a blog its not mine.

HeidiCrumbs Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:04pm

Thank you all so much for helping me figure this out! You're all so nice!

She was in Milwaukee at an Italian bakery which I have since e-mailed and asked what kind of cookie it was, but they haven't replied. They have a website but it wasn't on there either.

As for a meringue or the other cookie you suggested, I know it wasn't a meringue, but I will check the links and see it it was that. I have always thought meringues were crunchy and this wasn't, but had the texture of a dry cake, and when you pushed in with your finger it made an indent.

Off to check the links! Thanks again!

Cookie45 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 5:16pm

Let us all know what you find out when you hear back from the bakery.

BTW, the Iced Lemon Italian cookies sound sooo wonderful.

I just rearranged my schedule today to fit them in. icon_wink.gif

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 6:20pm

Just curious, did you ever figure this out?

Thanks!

HeidiCrumbs Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 7:09pm

No, the bakery still hasn't replied and the two recipes I have that sound similar just got put on the back burner for now.

However, if I *need* to take a road trip to Milwaukee to investigate, I'm willing and able!!! Lol!!

cookiemookie Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:58am

I'm just outside of Milwaukee. What is the name of the bakery?

The 2 that come to mind are Scardina's on the southwest side and one whose name I can't remember on the east side on Brady Street.

I could go take a look especially if it's the one on the southwest side. We go there quite a bit.

HeidiCrumbs Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 7:09pm

OMG, Cookiemookie, that would be amazing!! I remember that it had Peter in the name, so I'm thinking it is the Scardina's one that you mentioned. It was kind of like an oblong puffy ball and then had the three colors mixed together. Gosh it was yummy! Let me know if you get some, I'm so curious to see what somebody else thinks of them and if they have a clue as to what they are.

yellobutterfly Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 8:26pm

keep us posted, I'm really curious now to find out what they are!!

cookiemookie Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 1:37am

Not sure if I have the right information for you . We went to the Bakery on the East side(Brady Street) and they told us they got them from Scardina's in West Allis. They called them "Rainbow Cookies"

So we went to Scardinas(we go there alot for their brat buns) and they are doing remoldeling and not featuring as many Italian cookies at the present. They also called them"Rainbow Cookies".

I did a search online and got several recipes for them. I'm still not sure it's what you are looking for.

When we go to the Farmers Market we will be going to Scardina's alot and I'll keep you posted.

Can you tell I was cleaning out my email box?

Rose(cookiemookie)

HeidiCrumbs Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 1:46am

OMG Rose, thank you so much for looking for them for me!! How sweet! I really hope you can find them just so you can see how tasty they are! Good luck!!

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